Monday, August 10, 2009

Two Red Hares

The last time I used this red glaze it bubbled and blistered. I put off glazing these two for a long time as I was dreading a repeat of the last firing. So this time I thinned the glaze a bit and applied one extra coat so that it was thinner overall but more evenly covered. I kept the firing temp the same and at 1am I went to the studio, read the instructions on the glaze bottle and lowered the temp by a cone. I opened the kiln after several hours of anticipation and was pleased the buttery, lush surface that was achieved. If I didn't know better, I'd say the glaze looks like red leather.

The top Hare goes to Eric in Virginia, the bottom one is destined for the Plinth Gallery in Denver for a solo show this October. I'm very hopeful and encouraged. Ceramics can be such a heartbreaking mistress with all the variables that can go wrong during the long process to completion.


Sabrosa Cycles said...

I really dig the red. Very nice.

I am stoked that you folks got to spend some quality time at the navajote. I love riding up there on the VRRT. The navajo lake trail aint so bad either.

CrazeeAngee said...

We loooove our red hare!! Its home is on our mantle in our main family room. We love that we have a little piece of Russell in our home. Makes us remember the good ole days!! Thanks for your artistic genius!! We adore you!!

Russell Wrankle said...

Thanks Angee, I glad that you own it and it was great to see you tow. You haven't changed a bit since the college days.